Titran, R.H.; Scheuerman, C.M.; Stephens, J.R.
The automotive Stirling engine, being investigated jointly by the Department of Energy and NASA Lewis as an alternate to the internal combustion engine, uses high-pressure as the working fluid. The long-term effects of hydrogen on the high temperature strenth properties of materials are relatively unknown. This is especially true for the newly developed low-cost iron base alloy NASAUT 4G-Al. This iron-base alloy when tested in air has creep-rupture strengths in the directionally solidified condition comparable to the cobalt base alloy HS-31. The equiaxed (investment cast) NASAUT 4G-Al has superior creep-rupture to the equiaxed iron-base alloy XF-818 both in air and 15 MPa hydrogen.